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Veterans’ Week

Service, Courage and Sacrifice – At home, around the world and across generations.

Every year during the lead up to Remembrance Day on November 11, we honour those who have served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace.

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    The hardest day of the year.

    The longest day of the year.

    The scariest day of the year.

    The loudest. Quietest. Darkest. Brightest.

    The bravest day of the year.

    November 11. The most unforgettable day of the year.

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    A message from the government of Canada

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Veterans' Week learning resources

Discover activity booklets, educational newspapers, postcards and bookmarks to help students remember.

Indigenous Veterans

On November 8, we mark Indigenous Veterans Day. The First Nations, Inuit and Métis of Canada have a long and proud tradition of military service to our country.

Faces of Freedom podcast

Listen to the stories of those who have served our country, at home and abroad, in times of war, military conflict and peace.

Join the conversation

Join the conversation on social media by sharing your photos and videos using the #CanadaRemembers.

2021 Veterans' Week Poster

Canadian military members have a long tradition of defending peace and helping others. This year's Veterans' Week poster reflects several milestones that illustrate this proud legacy of service.

Service, Courage and Sacrifice

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    Service. Courage. Sacrifice

    At home. Around the world.

    Across generations.


    Afghanistan; Peacekeeping in Egypt; Domestic Operations; Battle of Kapyong; Gulf War; Defence of Hong Kong; Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel

    Veterans Affairs Canada

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Veterans' Week 2021 poster

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People and Stories

Discover the stories of brave individuals, from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds who have served Canada, and those who have made significant contributions to commemoration.


Looking for ways to remember Canada’s Veterans and the fallen this November? Our calendar of events highlights virtual and in-person events taking place this Veterans’ Week.

Heroes Remember

Delve into the personal recollections of ordinary Canadians who became heroes when confronted with extraordinary circumstances.

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Mental health and wellness

Find supports, online resources, special events and apps to improve well-being for releasing and former members of the CAF or RCMP, family members and caregivers.

Services and benefits

If you are a current or former member of the CAF or RCMP, or a family member, we have services and benefits to improve your well-being throughout your life.

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